WI Community Media Spotlight #1
Sun Feb 16, 2014 – 12:00 pm — Hendricks Center for the Arts Tickets
Wisconsin Community Media Spotlight 1
Featured Award Winners from the State of Wisconsin Community Media Competition.
JATV Media Services has been a charter member of Wisconsin Community Media (WCM) since 1997. Back then, both entities were first stretching their respective wings and were known by different names, ( JATV 12 – Janesville Access Television and the Wisconsin Association for Public, Educational and Government Access Stations, repectively. ) Our spring conference and workshops became an opportunity to present the best programming from each of the member’s public access stations. These programs underlined the importance of the station’s efforts to showcase their communities.
In 2013, at the WCM Best of the Midwest Video Fest (as it is called now), expanded to include access stations from the upper Midwest. JATV Media Services received 32 awards out of 38 entries, which included 3 Best in Show, and 7 Excellent (think Gold Medal) awards.
A musical theme from JATV Media’s award-winning videos has been selected for WCM Spotlights No.1 & No. 2.
The Blue Olives at the House of Blues in Chicago
March 22, 2013. (35 min.)
This program is an updated version of the The Blue Olives Perform at the House of Blues, Chicago, January 21, 2012, which received an Excellent Award in the Performiong Arts category, as well as an Achievement Award in the Entertainment category. The updated 2013 version includes some comments from the Blue Olives fans as they ride the bus down to Chicago to catch the show. The Blue Olives are an extremely talented, eight piece, rocking, funk band that always puts on a great show. In this performance, they cover some classic tunes by Santana, Motown & Stevie Wonder, and Uriah Heep, as well as perform a couple of their original songs, “Misery” and “Detour.” It’s a feel-great 35 minutes of music.
Studio One Rocks the ‘80s
This program won 2 Achievement Awards in Performing Arts and Entertainment. It was a fundraiser for one of the theater groups in Janesville, Studio One. They created a 1980s-themed costume party and concert in the Janesville Performing Arts Center. Rob Tomaro, Music Director and Conductor for the Beloit Janesville Symphony, traded his baton for an electric guitar, and changed his tuxedo for a sparkly 80s blazer, and rocked out with his band Lucky 7 on the stage. We set up a projector screen on stage and projected images of the 1980s videos and the live performances of the musicians as well. It all created a super amazing time, as the audience rocked out to Dire Straits, Madonna, Joan Jett, the B-52s, Twisted Sister and more.